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Flexera Adds New Capabilities to AdminStudio to Reduce App Risks and Accelerate Deployments

The latest update to AdminStudio Suite includes new capabilities that solve some of the biggest challenges that face end user computing and desktop administrators. Reducing App Risks: Understanding Java Dependencies and Identifying End of Life Versions Employees and customers rely on your systems and services to be available when they need them.  There are currently over 3,000 classes of Java, and dependencies and configurations can cause havoc with packaging your business-critical applications.  And older versions of Java that are no longer supported can open your organization to unnecessary security risks. End user computing and desktop administrators, especially those who package and support third-party applications, have a general disdain for apps that rely on Java. Various apps, espec...

Security Best Practices in Software Deployment

Packaging, deploying and managing software across an increasing number of diverse endpoints is hard enough, let alone worrying about security vulnerabilities. I recently had the opportunity to work with Adam Bertram –a.k.a. Adam the Automator, a Microsoft Powershell MVP–on this webinar recording. Adam talked about how security is becoming an increasingly important topic for end user computing professionals. Protecting enterprises against cyber security attacks is a critical job, and requires a collaborative effort among service management, operation, and security teams to monitor and patch applications that are proliferating across devices and in enterprise data centers. He covers what to look out for, the biggest patching and security compliance pain points, as well as strateg...

MDT Monitor Tool v1.5

Hi, It has been too long since I wrote anything but here comes a small update. Hopefully I get more time to blog all things I’ve been wanting to share soon. I have just updated my MDT Monitor Tool to version 1.5 (Download), this version adds the “Start Time” column. So if you have many deployments ongoing or finnished you can now sort on start time.   New in v1.5: Added Start Time as a value in the columns so you can sort on when a deployment was started Removed the empty column to the left.   New in v1.4: Fixed bug where Dart Remote Viewer didnt work Option to show client local time instead of UTC, edit config.xml to enable/disable   New in v1.2: Fixed Dart Remote Viewer not connection to full ip Issue: 1222   New in v1.1: Added timers for autorefresh...

Automatically Test ConfigMgr Applications with Powershell and Hyper-V

I can’t take all the credit for thinking up this tool, but I’ll take the credit for making it cool! At my previous job, one of the guys there wrote a script to do the following: Run the silent install of an application -> Wait for it to complete -> Copy log files to a network share -> Revert VM to previous snapshot and test the next application They could start this script and test a lot of apps overnight. I recently came across a problem where I wanted to test all the applications just created to make sure they installed correctly. We knew the silent install scripts worked outside of ConfigMgr, but the application objects were not tested. Instead of doing the work manually, I decided to write a new and improved version of the script to work with Hyper-V. Here’s the setup for the ...